Horns Helping Horns is a program for financially independent students and foster care alumni who arrive at UT Austin with little or no family support and very limited resources. The program provides students with advocacy, community, and support through their time at UT Austin.
The Horns Helping Horns program has many benefits, services and resources for our student members.
Horns Helping Horns members have the option to participate in our mentorship program. Mentors are UT Austin staff from both academics and student affairs.
Horns Helping Horns produces monthly newsletters during the school year in addition to creating yearly reports. Check out the articles that Horns Helping Horns has been featured in.
Jessica Timpson, LMSW (she/her)
HHH Program Coordinator
Gifts from alumni, parents and friends of The University of Texas at Austin fund Horns Helping Horns.
Tuition Exemption for Foster and Adopted Children
Students who have a history of foster care in the State of Texas may be eligible to receive a Tuition and Fee Waiver from the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS).
To see if you may be eligible for the waiver, please visit https://bit.ly/3unlkqX.
Spark, our sister program at the Texas Institute for Child & Family Wellbeing, has created a network of support to assist current and potential college students who have experienced foster care to achieve educational success.
Learn more at https://bit.ly/3RFGqe6.
Transitional Living Services for Youth and Young Adults
Transitional Living Services, programs, and benefits help foster care youth and young adults make the transition to adulthood smoother and help them identify and achieve long-term education, career, and life goals.
For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3um89GJ
*The University of Texas at Austin is not directly affiliated with the above resource links unless otherwise identified in the specific document.